The learning at West Linton has been as varied as the weather this week! For example, whilst P5/6 and P6 travelled back in time for a school day set during WW2, P5 built catapults in technology to destroy enemy castles. P2/3 were preparing for their class assembly whilst P7 used primary and secondary sources to verify information for research on dinosaurs – their pupil led choice of theme.

I have enjoyed the company of three young people from each of the P7, P5/6, P4 and P3 classes this week.  The children arrived in our family room armed with their jotters, PLPs and class floorbooks to discuss;

  • their learning
  • how their teachers involve them in the planning of their learning
  • the various types of feedback they receive
  • which forms of feedback they find most useful.

Each hour spent with a different class has been both inspiring and affirming. The children were so engaging and thoroughly enjoyed the time to look through their folios and jotters and talk about their learning. These conversations and reflections are a vital part of the learning experience and, for a member of the Senior Leadership Team, bring to life the curriculum overviews, planning meetings and moderation activities that form part of our quality assurance.

Fresh from reaching the semi final of the Scottish Borders netball tournament our netball team travelled to Glasgow to be inspired watching the Sirens Netball team in a live, televised match. Two former WLPS pupils featured in the team and the girls were all really excited to see just where a passion for a sport and hard work and determination can lead!

The P2/3 assembly which concluded our week was really well supported by our families and thoroughly enjoyed by adults and pupils alike. Well done P2/3 for speaking so clearly and both dancing and singing with great enthusiasm and smiles! Thanks to Mrs Russell, Mrs Scott and Mrs King for helping you all put on such a lovely assembly.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend – perhaps you’ll be helping to prepare costumes for World Book Day or supervising the boiling of eggs for the Ministers for Literature’s themed competition. Good Luck!